Notice of By-election, Nomination of Candidates and Enrolment Arrangements

A by-election is required to fill an extraordinary vacancy for a Member of the Martinborough Community Board. The vacancy has arisen from the recent resignation of Mrs Adrienne McMaster.

Nominations for the above position open on Monday 23 February 2015 and must be made on the nomination form available in hard copy from the South Wairarapa District Council office, 19 Kitchener Street, Martinborough.  Completed nomination documents must be received by the Electoral Officer no later than 12 noon on Monday 23 March 2015.  Each nomination must be accompanied by a deposit of $200 incl GST,  payable by internet payment, eftpos, cash or cheque.  Candidates are encouraged to submit a candidate profile statement and  a recent photograph for sending out to electors with voting documents if an election is required. The requirements for profile statements and photos  are set out in a candidate information sheet which is available with the nomination form.  The 2013 Candidate Handbook provides further information, please note that the dates as posted in this notice should replace those dates as listed in the Handbook.

Electoral Roll
Preliminary electoral rolls for the by-election can be inspected during normal operating hours at the South Wairarapa District Council office, 19 Kitchener Street, Martinborough from Monday 23 February to Monday 23 March 2015. Electors may enrol or amend their enrolment details on the residential electoral roll by:

  • Calling 0800 ENROL NOW (0800 36 76 56)
  • Visiting the Elections website (
  • Completing an enrolment form, also available at any NZ Post outlet

Updates to the preliminary electoral roll close at 4pm on Monday 23 March 2015.  Applications for registration as a ratepayer elector are to be made on the non-resident ratepayer elector enrolment form which are also available from the South Wairarapa District Council office and must be returned to the Electoral Officer before 4pm on Monday 23 March 2015.

Election Details
If an election is required to fill this vacancy, the election will be conducted by postal voting under the First Past the Post electoral system, with the election date being Tuesday 19 May 2015.

Warwick Lampp
Electoral Officer
0508 666 101

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